NGT to Hear SAIL RSP CO Gas Leak Accident Case on February 11
Express News Service reported that National Green Tribunal Delhi, taking suo motu cognisance of the incident, has set February 11 date for hearing the carbon monoxide leak accident at the Coal Chemical Department at Steel Authority of India Limited’s Rourkela Steel Plant on January 6 killing four contract labourers. The workers were on maintenance job at Site A of the CCD when the CO gas trapped in the pipeline rushed out while they were opening the flange bolts, leading to their asphyxiation.
Meanwhile, a four member team of SAIL led by executive director of Bokaro Steel Plant Mr Atanu Bhowmik and three CGM ranked officers have completed its probe on January 11. The team would submit its report to SAIL. Separately, a three member internal inquiry committee of RSP too has completed its probe but the findings are yet to be disclosed.
Amid growing demand for arrest of officers responsible for the mishap, Tangarpali police is waiting for the inquiry report of the Directorate of Factories and Boilers for further action.